Environmental Monitoring Technician


Category: Environmental Services --> Environmental Monitoring & Science


Businesses talk about diversity and flexibility – We live it.

We are the Gisborne District Council and we are passionate about Diversity and Flexibility in our workplace. Flexibility in how you build a career path, diversity in the skills you will learn and the variety of projects you will have the opportunity to work on. We are currently looking for an Environmental Monitoring Technician to join our team and help shape the future of our region. You will be well supported by a team that prides ourselves on nurturing an open workspace that embraces innovation and creativity, so bring your passion and leading-edge ideas to GDC.

What we offer:

  • Full-time permanent role because we know that job stability is important.

  • Flexibility to work on a range of different projects and tasks.

  • The ability to balance your hours around your family and other commitments.

  • A competitive salary.

  • A host of corporate benefits including retail discounts, insurance packages, social club etc.

  • A career path that can adapt as you grow new skills and discover fresh interests.

Your day will look like:

A mixture of office and fieldwork – our unitary authority council function ensures the monitoring team cover a diversity of work, undertaking both district and regional council tasks. From sampling activities to fulfil our consent or compliance obligations, to carrying out State of the Environment monitoring to help understand the health and state of water in our regions aquifers, streams and coastal areas, this role is interesting and varied. 

You’ll be supported by a team who are quick to jump in and assist others with their work programs, and you’ll be expected to do the same when needed.  This approach helps us to meet our priorities and gives the team exposure to more than just their immediate responsibilities.

A bit about you:

You’re an environmentalist at heart and enjoy working autonomously in the outdoors.

This is a hands-on role so you’ll need to be as comfortable driving around our region and getting your hands dirty with sampling, as you are with sitting at a desk and processing data.  With an eye for detail and pride in your work, you’ll be a stickler for following processes to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information that you provide.Who we are:Gisborne District Council is the local government, both district and regional authority for Tairāwhiti, New Zealand. We are the proud winners of the 2019 LGNZ Excellence Awards, for our work to grow and promote the well-being of our community and people. With more and more people choosing Tairāwhiti for its lifestyle, environment and culture, it’s an exciting time to be joining our thriving and diverse region. Tairāwhiti is more than an afterthought; not just somewhere you happen to pass through on your way elsewhere. Tairāwhiti is an intentional destination. We embody intent in our relationships, work, culture and vision. Here, you will find everything you are looking for, including friendly, vibrant people from all walks of life, affordable housing, great schools and a real sense of community with no traffic! Do you love food, culture, wine and surf beaches? If you’re not in Gisborne, you’re missing out! So, what are you waiting for? Join us in Gisborne and be one of the first people in New Zealand to see the sun each morning!Job DescriptionFor further information please contact Peter Hancock.Applications close: 10am Wednesday 24 November 2021.

This position is located at 15 Fitzherbert Street, Gisborne